It all began when someone asked... Why? I don't believe you. I will do it through another way. Humans beings create. We began doing art, finding answers, and life was a little bit more than just finding goods to eat.
We found out most animals acted without relatively "complex thought", but with drives. Humans could be under control of their own drives, but for some reason some humans still act drive driven.
Why?... Flashing in my mind the words: "Humans who don't think or ask questions are easily controlled by others."
Why?... Stumbled upon a paper that said: "Humans want to control others because they aren't in control of themselves."
So, could it be possible that those who want to control others are in the same black hole as those who let themselves be controlled?
Where did they leave curiosity, and deep thought? Mm. Perhaps, there is some fear preventing us from plunging into a really awesome life.
To exemplify this we will tell a story based on true facts.
A long time ago, a man believed the heavens were perfect and unchangeable. No one dared to contradict him because he was so full of knowledge.
It happened that one day a young man came, and exclaimed," Look! At the sky, it is a moving star!"
The great respected man who was thought to be wise said," No... No... Never! It is the Earth who is imperfect. Don't blame the beautiful unchangeable skies."
The young man still believed in his ideas, so he said," It can't be."
The old man said," Yes, it is. What is happening here is very simple. That moving star is inside the Earth. That is all, and this will be the end of it."
"But..." The young one tried to say, but was interrupted by thunder. "It is going to rain." The old man told the young one," Let's go home."
And, the young one had seen the end of it... He never asked himself if the old man was right.
Many, many, but many years passed by...
Someone dared to ask the same old question: Is the heavens perfect and unchangeable? This time a man without a telescope discovered the answer by trying to measure the parallax of a comet. As he was not able to do it. He knew that if he could measure the moon's parallax, and determine distances by calculating how the comet was far beyond the moon .
Indeed, if we continue asking questions... We will find out of the box answers!
Could this mean that if we doubt those who are supposed wise men, and trust in ourselves: Could we discover great things?
Question: Who was the old man who believed the heavens were perfect and unchangeable?
Question: What is a parallax?
It is a form of measuring angles, using geometry to determine the distance to various objects.
Question: Who is the person who discovered the old man was wrong?